Panthers down Beacons to snap four-match skid
HOLDERNESS, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's tennis team snapped a four-match losing skid Saturday afternoon with a 7-2 victory over the University of Massachusetts Boston in a Little East Conference match at the Holderness School Courts.
The Panthers swept the three doubles matches and cruised to the win with victories in four of the six doubles encounters. PSU is now 2-4 overall and 2-1 in conference play while UMB drops to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the LEC.
Senior Zara Jakubas (Califon, N.J.) and sophomore Sunny Jakubas (Califon, N.J.) led the Panthers with two victories apiece. Zara was an easy winner at No. 1 singles after teaming with freshman Irene Ireme (Concord, N.H.) for an 8-2 decision at No. 1 doubles. Sunny won in straight sets at No. 2 singles after pairing with junior Rachel Gustafson (Belchertown, Mass.) for a victory at No. 2 doubles. Gustafson also posted a victory at No. 5 singles to join the Jakubas sisters as double winners.
Also winning for PSU was sophomore Megan Wallace (Moultonborough, N.H.) at No. 6 singles, and the tandem of senior Peyton Smith (Stuttgart, Germany) and freshman Kelley Corson (Exeter, N.H.) at No. 3 doubles.
UMB collected wins by senior Nurcin Celebi (Istanbul, Turkey) and junior Vicky Woytowicz (Springfield, Mass.) at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively.
PSU is back on the courts next Saturday with an LEC match at UMass Dartmouth. UMB returns home to host the University of Southern Maine Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.
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